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  • Natchitoches Central tops Scotlandville in 5A State Title

    March 14, 2014 11:11 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - Cameron Lard scored 22 points and Natchitoches Central dethroned two-time defending state champion Scotlandville 60-53 in the Class 5A state championship game Friday night. Lard scored eight points during a decisive 12-4 second-half run that gave the Chiefs (31-3) the lead for good after Scotlandville tied the... more »
  • People say council member is dodging requests Play Video

    February 10, 2014 9:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some residents in East Baton Rouge claim their council member is not answering questions about a buyout of dozens of homes. "I've tried to contact her at least 15 or 20 times," Greg Mitchell said. He's been trying to reach Chauna Banks-Daniels, who represents his area.... more »
  • EBR fire district's rating drastically improves Play Video

    December 7, 2013 7:19 PM

    SCOTLANDVILLE - A struggling fire district in East Baton Rouge is changing its reputation. In 2012, the Alsen St. Irma Lee fire district earned an ISO ten rating, the worst rating possible (one is the best). The change in ratings came with a switch up to the administration.... more »
  • Habitat for Humanity marks 300th home Play Video

    September 13, 2013 4:18 PM

    SCOTLANDVILLE - Habitat for Humanity marked its 300th home in the Baton Rouge area Friday morning. The homeowners, Norvel and Takirri Blackburn, received the honor to own the milestone home after being chosen from a pool of elligible families. Norvel actually grew up in the 10th Habitat home in... more »
  • Pickup crashes into train

    May 22, 2013 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies said a truck collided with a train this morning in the northern part of East Baton Rouge Parish. The crash happened just before 5 a.m. near Thomas Rd., north of the Scotlandville area. At least one person was transported from the scene. There's... more »
  • BREC park pool expecting renovations Play Video

    March 29, 2013 6:01 PM

    SCOTLANDVILLE - BREC will renovate the pool at Anna T. Jordan center instead of replacing it with a splash pad. The pool has been a part of Scotlandville for almost a century, and residents are happy it's going to stay. "When it's hot, you can just go down... more »
  • DEQ searching for source of school-closing smell Play Video

    February 8, 2013 5:56 PM

    SCOTLANDVILLE - Parents said they were frightened to hear a gas leak closed their children's school today in north Baton Rouge. Lucille McKnight said she received a phone call about 10:30 a.m. Friday with a recorded message from Crestworth Elementary telling her there was a gas leak, and parents... more »
  • Chemical smell closes schools, senior center

    February 8, 2013 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A chemical smell closed elementary schools and a senior center in the Scotlandville area this morning. Crestworth Elementary, J. K. Haynes Elementary Charter and Crestworth Learning Academy all closed as a result of the smell Friday. Parents were intially told to pick their children up... more »
  • Council members to seek 2nd vote on sewer buyout

    December 26, 2012 6:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two East Baton Rouge Metro Councilwomen said they intend to place back on the council's agenda the proposed $6 million buyout plan for Scotlandville residents living next to a foul-smelling sewage treatment plant. The proposed deal to relocate 44 Scotlandville families and build a buffer zone... more »
  • 11-year-old, two others hurt in BR shootings Play Video

    May 14, 2012 3:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two separate shootings in the Scotlandville area wounded three people this weekend. The first shooting happened at Snipe and Somerset just before 8pm. Investigators say a 60-year-old woman was shot in the abdomen and is fighting for her life. An 11-year-old's face was also grazed by those... more »
  • Suspect arrested for trash can fires Play Video

    January 4, 2012 7:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested one person after more than a dozen trash cans were set on fire in the Scotlandville area this morning. Officers arrested Raymond Gilmore in suspicion of 16 counts of simple arson. Gilmore is accused of lighting plastic trash cans on fire outside of... more »
  • Arson suspected in vacant Scotlandville motel fire

    July 15, 2011 4:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Officials say arson is suspected in a fire that broke out at a North Baton Rouge motel. The blaze broke out just after 10:30 p.m. Thursday at the Skylark Motel in the 1300 block of Snipe Street near Scenic Highway in Scotlandville. When firefighters arrived on... more »
  • SU helps out Scotlandville

    June 30, 2011 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University unveiled a plan Thursday to revitalize the Scotlandville area. Residents in Scotlandville said they haven't seen revitalization efforts in decades and they are looking forward to the new changes. If you drive down Scenic Highway, the main road in Scotlandville, you'll see plenty... more »
  • EPA answers Alsen residents' questions

    December 16, 2010 10:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- In an emotional meeting, the Environmental Protection Agency told people who live in Alsen they are working to find out whether their homes, water, and air are soaked in toxins dumped in Devil's Swamp Lake more than 20 years ago. Wednesday, EPA Spokesperson Joe Hubbard told News... more »
  • EPA to meet with residents in Devil's Swamp Lake area

    December 16, 2010 2:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Technical advisers from the Environmental Protection Agency are in Baton Rouge and will meet with people who live in the Devil's Swamp Lake Area tonight at the Alsen Community Center from 5:30 to 7:00. DHH officials will be there as well. Technical advisers will take... more »
  • Residents: Devil's Swamp Lake is dangerous

    December 15, 2010 6:40 PM

    People who live in Devil's Swamp Lake use a lot of colorful words to describe the water and the air around it, but polluted may be the most common. "It smells like feces," said one man who didn't want to be identified. "Try [the water] now," resident Evangeline... more »
  • Tip leads to gun, drugs at Baton Rouge school

    November 9, 2010 2:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A ninth-grade student in Baton Rouge was arrested today after sheriff’s deputies said they found an unloaded gun and marijuana in his backpack. The 15-year-old is a student at Scotlandville High, and was arrested after another student anonymously reported seeing the gun to a school resource officer.... more »
  • Train crash in Scotlandville

    September 28, 2010 5:28 AM

    Baton Rouge police are investigating the details of a train crash in North Baton Rouge. A car was hit by a train on Scotlandville Avenue just after midnight Tuesday. Police haven't released any detailed information at this time. There's no word if the driver of the car was injured... more »
  • Scotlandville takes down Southern Lab 20-14

    September 16, 2010 10:21 PM

    Ken Hilton and the Scotlandville Hornets earned their first win of the season tonight, beating Southern Lab 20-14. It was a game full of turnovers from both teams but not a lot of scoring early. In the first half, Southern Lab was forced to punt but Scotlandville's Kortland Harmon... more »
  • Legendary record shop shutting down

    July 6, 2010 10:26 PM

    A legend in the Scotlandville area is the latest victim of the struggling economy. Bowie's record shop will close Saturday after 37 years of business. It's been a favorite for Southern University students and others in the community, who are saddened but supportive of the owner's decision. Owner... more »
  • Three dead, one injured in overnight shooting

    June 15, 2010 6:03 AM

    Baton Rouge police are investigating a shooting at 256 Elmer Street in the Scotlandville area. It happened around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. Police say they found four people with gunshot wounds, three of them dead. The fourth victim was taken to a hospital. Right now police have no motive or suspects... more »
  • Honey seat may remain open

    February 15, 2010 5:30 PM

    The seat belonging to the late state representative Avon Honey, (D) Baton Rouge, will remain unfilled until a May 1 election. Honey died last week of complications most likely related to a heart condition, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish coroner's office. If no one gets more... more »
  • Vacant house fire under investigation

    December 14, 2009 4:51 AM

    An overnight house fire in the Scotlandville area of Baton Rouge is under investigation. It happened around 2 a.m. in the 9100 block of Hastings Street. Officials say the home was vacant but completely destroyed. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time, but arson investigators were called... more »
  • Improvements coming to Scotlandville

    October 28, 2009 10:23 AM

    Baton Rouge leaders have announced $327,578 will be used to make improvements along Swan Avenue leading up to the entrance of Southern University. The money will be used to provide new sidewalks, lighting, and landscaping. It's part of a beautification project paid for by the city's Green Light Program.... more »
  • Scotlandville residents cry out for change

    October 26, 2009 4:58 PM

    Southern University officials are working with residents in the Scotlandville area of Baton Rouge to develop a plan that will shape its future. Residents say rising crime has crumbled the once vibrant community. Businesses have shut down, and residents claim Scotlandville has been left out of the city's economic... more »
  • Scotlandville community plan

    October 26, 2009 10:01 AM

    Tuesday night, residents in Scotlandville will meet with officials from Southern University's Center for Social Research to talk about ways to improve the Scotlandville area. Residents say the area has seen a spike in crime and has been left out of economic development in Baton Rouge. They want to... more »
  • Teen arrested in deadly shooting

    October 3, 2009 6:42 PM

    Update: 19-year-old Hakeen Profit has been arrested on a warrant for principal to second degree murder. He is believed to be involved in the deadly shooting of 52 year old Donnie Williams last night in the Scotlandville area. Police say Williams was found dead in the 1800 block of Swan... more »
  • Shooting kills man in Scotlandville

    October 3, 2009 10:33 AM

    Baton Rouge police are searching for the person who shot a killed a man Friday evening in the Scotlandville area - north of downtown. Investigators say the man was shot by someone in a vehicle. The victim's name hasn't been released by police. If you have information which may help... more »

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